Woodside is Horse Country


Cutting is an equestrian event in the western riding style where a horse and rider are judged on their ability to separate a single animal away from a cattle herd and keep it away for a short period of time.

The sport originated from cattle ranches in the American West, where it was the cutting horse's job to separate cattle from the herd for vaccinating, castrating, and sorting. Eventually competitions arose between the best cutting horses and riders in the area. Rules were added, and in 1946 the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) was formed, which today is the governing body of the sport.


For general donations or Day of the Horse sponsorship you may process the payment online through the Woodside Community Foundation - the fiscal umbrella for WHOA!




(for Day of the Horse sponsorship, please put "DOTH" in the message field on the form)


WHOA! Sponsor Pinup

arrow.jpgWHOA!'s pinup of the year, head trainer Daniel Zilla and Conti, one of the Holsteiner breeding stallions of Branscomb Farm.  On 74 coastal acres near Woodside, Branscomb Farm offers pasture-raised and carefully started young horses of the finest German bloodlines as well as young horse training, boarding and equine repro services.

Board Your Horse in Woodside

Many boarding opportunities exist, ranging from small private facilities to larger and public options.

Please fill out a brief online form and we will contact you shortly.

Riders Wanted for Woodside Day of the Horse. CASH PRIZES! Oct. 13, 2018 Woodside-area Horse Owners Association. Woodside is Horse Country!